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    Whoa!

    Frank Musick

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    I guess I have to go to Japan....

    Or I can wait 100 years and ride it here.

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    Default RE: Japan's new speedster

    Sleek.

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    Default RE: Japan's new speedster

    If you're wondering, it is already available in the file library for MSTS. :)

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    I can't seem to find it. What is the filename?

    (No, I never ever read your signature so deal with it already) :)

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    Very nice style!!! Looks like it is powered directly from overhead electrical line (pantographs on train), unfortunately. If it were diesel or turbine powered, then that would be far more interesting. And in that case, it would do away with poles, wires and lines which are otherwise an eye-sore.
    BTW, I can not find this train in the library either?

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    New? Give me a break, it's been running since 1997,
    and top passenger operation speed is 300km
    (around 187mph, same as TGV, it rides a lot more softly though)

    About 500 in Japanese:
    http://www.westjr.co.jp/gallery/train/sh500_1.html

    About 500 in English:
    http://www.westjr.co.jp/english/engl...n01/index.html


    -The 500 Series Shinkansen
    HISTORY
    http://www.westjr.co.jp/english/engl...1/con1_02.html

    Oct. 1964 Opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line
    Mar. 1972 Partial Opening of the Sanyo Shinkansen Line (between Shin-Osaka and Okayama)
    Mar. 1975 Complete Opening of the Sanyo Shinkansen Line (between Okayama and Hakata)
    Shin-Osaka <--> Hakata 3 hours 44 min.
    Nov. 1986 Maximum Speed on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line Increased to 220 km/h
    Shin-Osaka <--> Hakata 2 hours 59 min.
    April. 1987 Privatization of Japanese National Railways.
    Mar. 1988 Debut of the "West Hikari" with 2+2 Seats
    Mar. 1989 Debut of the "Grand Hikari" (100N Series with 4-Double Deck Cars)
    (Max. Speed 230 km/h)
    Shin-Osaka <--> Hakata 2 hours 49 min.
    Aug. 1992 Win 350 Test Train Achieves Record Speed of 350.4 km/h
    Mar. 1993 Debut of the "Nozomi" 300N Series (Max. Speed 270 km/h)
    Shin-Osaka <--> Hakata 2 hours 32 min.
    Mar. 1997 Debut of the 500 Series (Max. Speed 300 km/h)
    Shin-Osaka <--> Hakata 2 hours 17 min.





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    Default RE: Japan's new speedster

    Search for "Nozomi" in the file library.

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    Default Japan's new speedster

    top speed around 250 mph

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